The creative cities discourse : production and/or consumption?

Cunningham, Stuart D. (2012) The creative cities discourse : production and/or consumption? In Anheier, Helmut & Isar, Judhishthir Raj (Eds.) Cultures and Globalization : Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance. SAGE Publications Inc., California, pp. 111-121.

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The already considerable debate about what constitutes a 'creative' city becomes ever more critical as the world urbanizes at a rapid pace. In this chapter the author argues that the key tensions in discussions over what makes cities more conducive to and supportive of creativity revolve around perspectives that are either production-centric or consumption-centric. Scholars are increasing prepared to claim priority for the city-region over the nation-state as an economic and cultural agent in the contemporary world, but are they ready to deal with major changes in the nature of cultural production and consumption themselves? A number of examples of new challenges for the creative cities 'discourse' rounds out the chapter.

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ID Code: 53373
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Creative Cities, Creative Industries, Brisbane, New Zealand, Lagos, Seoul, Gold Coast, Beijing, Richard Florida
ISBN: 9781446201220
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Introduction and editorial arrangement © Hemlut Anheier and Yudishthir Raj Isar 2012; Foreward © Saskia Sassen; Individual Chapters © The Authors (s)
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